Report Says In Previous Year Over 21,000 Indians Overstayed Visas in the US

August 08, 2018
In the preceding year 2017, higher than 21,000 Indians who were assumed to leave the US at the end of their permissible limits remained their visas, as per the contemporary official report. While the Indians percentage who are overstaying and not leaving the U.S after their visas expiry is not quite high correlated to some other countries, but in absolute number, India ranks with the top ten nations whose citizens arrive the U.S legally and remain to stay illegally.

The Homeland Security Department in its current yearly report issued today told that in 2017, higher than 10.7 lakh Indians traveled the U.S on the famous B-1, B-2 visas, which is declared to those who reach to the U.S for business, to visit or purposes of tourism. Of these, 14,204 continued in the nation.

As per the record, 1,708 Indians left the U.S succeeding after their visas expire, and meanwhile, there is no data of 12,498 Indians leaving the nation. It would be assumed that they continue to stay in the U.S as an unauthorized immigrant. Relatively in 2016, a less over 10 lakh Indians toured the U.S on visas of B-1, B-2. As various as 17,763 continued after expiry in the U.S.

Report Says In Previous Year Over 21,000 Indians Overstayed Visas in the US


Figures revealed that 1,567 left the U.S following on, while 2,833 Indians are yet in the U.S. among other categories of non-immigrants, higher than 4.5 lakh Indians were assumed to go the U.S in 2017, of which 9,568 of them overstayed after their visas expired. Between them, 2,956 left the U.S after the visa term expiry, while 6,612 are presumed to be staying illegally in the U.S.

In its 2017 Report of Entry or Exit Overstay, the D.H.S said there were 52,656,022 in-scope admissions of nonimmigrant to the U.S by the air or seaport of entries (POEs) with planned departures happening in fiscal 2017; the admissions in-scope serve the vast majority of all admissions of air and sea nonimmigrant.

Though, 4.15 percent stayed surpassing the allowed window for departure at the conclusion of their program. For India, the rate was 3.4 percent, lesser than the national average.

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